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Bibil Identifier bibil:237909
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Is Daniel 11:1-19 Based on a Ptolemaic Narrative?
Author Scolnic, Benjamin
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 45, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 157-184 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract AbstractDaniel 11 is considered an exceptional Biblical text because of its interest in and accuracy about historical and political events in the Hellenistic world. A recent theory suggests that the author was a former Seleucid scribe; another theory posits the use of a Ptolemaic propaganda document. The approach here will be inductive, reading out from the text to adduce evidence that the author of Daniel 11 either used or reflected the attitudes of Ptolemaic narrative, not necessarily because he was pro-Ptolemaic but because it suited his anti-Antiochene purpose.
DOI 10.1163/15700631-12340059
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Scribe
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63)
Pericopes Susanna 11,1-11,19
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